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After 28 years of playing video games I have also amassed a large collection of books/magizines that are related to my favorite hobby. Here is a small selection of photos of the items plus a bit of commentary after each one.
Ah yes who doesn't remember the great special agent Justin Bai...Halley who is also known as Solid Snake. They may not be accurate but it is still a fun dumb read.
Mario Party 2 certainly deserves the biggest bonus issue ever. For some reason I never know they made UNO for the game boy color till I noticed that page in NP.
So trying to create a Zelda timeline is kinda silly but I still enjoyed reading their theories in Hyrule Historia. Plus it's a really nice artbook too.
Ah yes Game Informer the only video game magazine I subscribed to just cause they kept asking me to whenever I went to Gamestop. I never really liked reading it but it had a lot of good screenshots plus it most likely made me buy FF: CC.
I have always enjoyed flipping through a art book that comes with a game. Persona 3 certainly had plenty of nice art to look at.
Kirby 64 is a awesome Kirby game and I've always thought The World Is Not Enough was a great follow up to Goldeneye.
The Super Mario Adventures comic book was certainly unique...
No real memories of reading Gamefan although I do have two random issues laying around that I bought at some point. It's possible this was the reason I got into street fighter since I didn't subscribe to NP at his point.
I have no clue why I bought this since I also own the Nintendo Power guide. No clue why they thought putting a giant Mario holding another Mario was a good idea.
I unfortunately lost the smell cards at some point. Plus this guide has seen better days but it just shows you how many times I've looked through it.
I did find these Star Fox 64 cards. No clue why I kept these but not the Earthbound cards.
Atelier Rorona has some nice art and this book proves it.
Senran Kagura is not the kind of game everyone likes but I still enjoy these silly beat em ups.
The one time I played Doom 64 I was so scared of what I couldn't see I didn't make it past the first level. Ah earthbound 64 the game that never made it out in this form at least.
It turns out the Mega Man comics weren't for me but I still had to collect the first 4 issues.
Mario gets dark with some of the game overs in these choose your own adventure books. Also sponsored by Pringles*tm
If you thought that first Mario comic was weird then this one might just step it up a notch.
It turns out that I own 5 of the games they list on this cover of Tips and Tricks. Before GameFAQs T&T was the go to place to get cheats. Also Gundam Battle Assault is a awesome fighting game that you should play.
Ending on a high note with the Legend of Zelda: A link to the past comic book. I feel like this only helped cement ALTP as my favorite Zelda game.
Overall video games have had a ton of different books made about them and this is only a small taste of what I grew up reading. After all I also bought a few strategy guides too. Tune in next week for some photos of PS2 games.